Let’s Talk About the P-Word

Joyful students from AHS took the opportunity to meet and hear from Bernie Sanders prior to the caucus.

Sophia Cordoba, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Young Americans for Freedom. Ames High Young Democrats. Ames High for Bernie. Voter registrations drives. AP Gov. One might assume with all this in-school politics, we could all decide our opinions and be well-informed. Yet, if you truly begin to think about it, when was the last time you discussed polit...

All Inked Up: Special Meanings Behind Teacher’s Tattoos

Zoe Mamakos and Akshata Gandhe

March 4, 2020

Ms. Havens Our new FCS teacher at Ames High is fond of meaningful and inspiring tattoos! Ms. Havens has three tattoos; the first one she got is behind her ankle bone, which is a cross, and the bible verse Philippians 4:13, she said that this particular bible verse motivates and inspires her every day. Her ...

Sam Johnson: Ames High’s (Irish) Dancing Queen

Sam at an Irish dancing competition.

Erik Nelson, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Precision. Fluidity. Large hair. The mysteries and secrets of Irish dancing are held within unassuming senior Sam Johnson. Already an accomplished and active student, you could find Sam planning Dance Marathon or showing off her skills on the swim team. After school, her dedication to a surprising skil...

Holiday Culture of Ames High School: The Different Celebrations of Students

Photo taken on Eid

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

December 16, 2019

Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of the new year according to the Chinese calendar. Tiffany Rong, a senior at Ames High shared her family traditions and how they maintain their culture even in the US. One of her favorite traditions includes cooking dumplings with her gran...

Cafes in Ames: Study Review

The interior of Cafe Milo in west Ames.

Akshata Gandhe, Zoe Mamakos, and Seth Bequette

December 16, 2019

Lockwood Cafe Located right outside of a neighborhood on the west side of Ames, the Lockwood Cafe is filled with great amounts of light and cool unique features. For only opening an indoor location recently, it’s a new and upcoming place to get some studying done. With free, easily accessible wifi a...

The Gallant Efforts of Girl Up

The 2019-2020 Girl Up Group

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

October 25, 2019

As we approach the end of the first quarter, we all can agree that being at school has gotten a bit monotonous. What better of keeping yourself occupied than joining Ames High Girl Up! Girl Up is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation and its goal is to address the fifth sustainable development...

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

The senior based student section at the UNI dome in Cedar Falls on Aug. 30.

Zoe Mamakos, Co-editor

October 25, 2019

We all know it’s coming. The end of an era, of everything we’ve known for 18 years of life.  The last year of high school. The last year of childhood. Where the people you’ve known: the people who have defined you, simply become memories and photographs of all the crazy stories that you te...

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

The classroom in Uganda with the lyrics of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star written on the board.

Zoe Mamakos and Tim Mooney

October 25, 2019

Bare mango trees, empty, with unripe ones growing on top, are just out of reach. Long dirt roads are beaten down by the radiant African sun. Beautiful greenery, filled in every space you pass, is in every corner you turn. Echoing voices of fragmented English resonate from the classroom. The simple exch...

The Lone Kid Behind Lonewolf

The Lone Kid Behind Lonewolf

Dani Adams-Valenzuela, Guest Writer

October 25, 2019

In some ways, senior Bjorn Iverson is similar to many other Ames High students. He is a member of quiz bowl and marching band, and he enjoys being a part of a team. If you know him, he is most definitely ‘supportive, relaxed, and encouraging,’ the three words he used to describe his character. But wha...

Jonny’s Big Break

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2019

Between the time it’s taken me to start writing this and the time I actually started writing this, I’ve scrolled through 6 Spotify playlists and watched a total of 33 Youtube videos (I counted in my history). It has been two hours. I guess it’s just hard to write about something that is seem...